Field Horsetail is a member of the Equisetum family. Its botanical name is Equisetum arvense. The scientific name epithet arvense means 'found on cultivated land'.
Deeply rooted weed which is native to swampy areas.It is a none and is treated mainly as a perennial, so it grows best over a period of time (3 years and greater). Field Horsetail is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.00 metres (3.25 feet). This plant tends to bloom in late spring.
Field Horsetail is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!
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digging tends to be counterproductive as it encourages plant to spread. Cut to ground every time it gets over 50 cm and it eventually weakens. Expect to spend years before it gives up completely, but it will come back more slowly every time. Herbicides are ineffective.
An alternate strategy is to outcompete it with large dense shrubs. Or you could plant a lawn—the frequent mowing will exhaust it.Field Horsetail is generally regarded as a very hardy plant, so this plant will typically do well in a plant of different extremes of cold temperature.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Field Horsetail so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Field Horsetail so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Field Horsetail plants:
The botanical epithet is from the Latin arvense meaning “greasy”, “plain”, or "like lard ".1
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Equisetum arvense L.